Falconer Museum

Falconer Museum
Tolbooth Street
IV36 1PH


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Established in Victorian era by the Falconer family to offer the town of Forres a museum and library facility. The collections have grown to become very eclectic and this redevelopment will refocus the exhibitions on the local community and surrounding inhabitants.

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Opening hours

Redeveloped Museum opened November 2007, please check the website for hours of opening, www.moray.gov.uk/museums

Admission charges

Free at all times

Includes many local artefacts, both archeaological and from Victorian age donated by residents since the founding in 1871. A portion of Dr Hugh Falconer's fossils together with his library and personal papers are held in our store.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Peter Anson
  • The Corries
  • Hugh Falconer
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Butterflies and moths

Night Flights

  • 17 May 2014 1-3pm, 8-10:30pm

Discover Moray’s rich biodiversity and celebrate the natural world by getting hands-on with specimens from the museum's collections. Explore the butterfly and moth collection for inspiration before having a go at recreating their delicate beauty using willow and tissue paper. To finish off there will be a fascinating talk about the moths of Moray before you take flight up to Cluny Hill to ‘lamp’ for some real life moth specimens.

1pm - 3pm Family craft drop-in
8pm Night walk, Moth watch talk & prep at Museum
9pm – 10.30pm Moth walk

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Suggested donation £5.00 per family/group.

Please book in advance.